The Beneteau OCEANIS 34.1 is the latest design in the Oceanis Series and is being introduced as a 2022 model. This is the second Marc Lombard design for Beneteau. The OCEANIS 40.1 was his first design for the OC Series. The OC34.1 is offered in either a two or three cabin layout with one head. Other options include the draft. The OC34.1 is offered with a fixed keel, fixed shoal keel, and a hydraulic lifting keel. Murray Yacht Sales will have the first Oceanis 34.1 in the US. She is scheduled to arrive in January and will make her US DEbut at the Miami Boat Show in February 2022. Our Oceanis 34.1 on order is available through any of our offices: Houston, New Orleans, or St. Petersburg. The MYS Team has been representing Beneteau on the GulfCoast since 1992.
Manager of a team of ten, including his partner Eric Levet (an outstanding naval architect and designer), Lucien Wohler (stability studies) and Lionnel Huetz (PhD in hydrodynamics), Marc Lombard founded his own naval architect’s office in La Rochelle in 1982. As a young man, just out of design school in Southampton and keen on sailing with a crew, he delivered a boat with Mike Birch in 1978, before the latter went on to win the Route du Rhum on his little yellow trimaran designed by Walter Greene. He was then offered an internship at Walter Greene’s American boatyard. This was a the chance of a lifetime for Marc Lombard and an incredible experience that would forge his skills. In 1982, he decided to set up his own naval architect’s office to build racing boats.
I followed the Ostar race starts and I met a lot of racers. I worked for 25 years on racing boats from 1982 to 2005,
says Marc who designed Ker Cadelac, Crédit Agricole IV, Banque Populaire, Sill, Veolia, and Whirlpool. He continues to work on racers, while designing a large number of cruising yachts at the same time.
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